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39. In regulation 5 of the Adoption Agencies Regulations 1983(1) (establishment of adoption panel and appointment of members), after paragraph (6), there shall be added—
“(7) Where a local authority are operating executive arrangements, paragraphs (2)(b) and (6)(c) shall have effect as if the references in those paragraphs to a local authority’s social services committee were references to—
(a)the authority’s executive; or
(b)an overview and scrutiny committee of the authority where the committee’s functions under section 21 of the Local Government Act 2000 (overview and scrutiny committees) relate wholly or partly to any social services functions of the authority.
(8) In paragraph (7)—
(a)“executive”, “executive arrangements” and “overview and scrutiny committee” have the same meaning as in Part II of the Local Government Act 2000; and
(b)“social services functions” has the same meaning as in section 1A of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970(2) (meaning of “social services functions”).”.
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